The Midwife As A Status Symbol

  1. BESIDES being impossibly gorgeous mothers, what else do Christy Turlington, Karolina Kurkova and Gisele BŁndchen have in common?

    Each could probably afford to buy her own private wing at a hospital, but instead of going to a top-notch obstetrician, all chose a midwife to deliver their babies..


    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/fa...r-the-hip.html
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   mrmedical
    Are these "nurse midwives" or "midwives" like a lay midwife?
  4. by   DoGoodThenGo
    Quote from mrmedical
    Are these "nurse midwives" or "midwives" like a lay midwife?
    Midwives are required to hold a vaild NYS license same as nurses. There are three ways of meeting the educational requirements for entry into the profession, see: NYS Midwifery:License Requirements
  5. by   mrmedical
    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    Midwives are required to hold a vaild NYS license same as nurses. There are three ways of meeting the educational requirements for entry into the profession, see: NYS Midwifery:License Requirements
    Thanks
  6. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    Quote from mrmedical
    Are these "nurse midwives" or "midwives" like a lay midwife?
    Gisele BŁndchen's midwife was a lay midwife. They're currently unregulated in Massachusetts, though there's a movement to change that.
    Last edit by Not_A_Hat_Person on Jun 17, '12 : Reason: spelling
  7. by   KimberlyRN89
    I think it may be more of a "trendy" thing for celebs to wanna have home births. I remember a few years ago, singer Erykah Badu delivered her third child at home (idk if she had a midwife, but i'm guessing she did). She tweeted throughout the labor. And also I remember watching "Tia & Tamera" on Style network last yr & Tia was interviewing midwives & doulas b/c she wanted to deliver at home. Ultimately she chose to deliver at a hospital & had to have a C-section.
  8. by   Adeleye
    I'd hardly call it a status symbol lol. I get embarrassed when I say I used a midwife because of how poorly people think of them.

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